The book includes:
- Technical Tips (aperture, shutter speed, and ISO)
- Composition Tips (orientation, composition ideas, and movement)
- Light Tips (window hunting, scraping, and folded paper trick)
- Props and Set Up Tips (prop ideas and organization, set-up process)
- Editing Tips (Photoshop, Lightroom, and iPhoto)
- General Workflow (Schedule adjustment, slow down, and food sharing sites)
After downloading the book I quickly went to the editing tips section. I had previously submitted my pictures on food sharing sites (like tastespotting and foodgawker) and have been denied because of lighting issues. The editing section has a breakdown of all the different editing steps and videos explaining how to do them in both Photoshop
After editing this photo with Lindsay’s tips it got accepted to foodspotting! I was so excited!
This next photo still didn’t get accepted because of composition. It only I could go back in time and fix this.
The big thing about food porn websites is for the most part, you have to crop down to a square. I did not know this when I started taking pictures. So now I look for the square when taking the pictures.
Here is a taste of what I have cooking this week…
Spicy Chicken Quinoa
Get recipe for Spicy Chicken Quinoa at my healthy food blog
Strawberry, Banana, & Nutella Crepe Cupcakes
Chocolate Malted Robbin Egg Cookies
I know I still need better lighting. Living in Seattle is not the best place for natural light but I worked with what I had. The book gave me a few great tips on free/cheap was to help with lighting. A great side affect of improved photos is increased blog traffic. A "bad" side affect is I get really hungry looking at my picture now.